'Angels' Stomp Sandler's Satan

updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/02/1998 12:00AM

This weekend's movie news practically wrote it's own good vs. evil headline. "Charlie's Angels," the campy wide-screen take on the '70s TV action series, beat out the new Adam Sandler comedy about the devil's son, "Little Nicky," for the top spot on the box office chart. The military drama "Men of Honor," with Cuba Gooding, Jr.. and Robert De Niro, also opened strong. Of the three films, "Men" got the best reviews. The weekend's Top 10, according to studio estimates:

1. "Charlie's Angels," $25 million
2. "Little Nicky," $18.1 million
3. "Men of Honor," $14 million
4. "Meet the Parents," $10.6 million
5. "Red Planet," $9 million
6. "The Legend of Bagger Vance" $6.6 million
7. "Remember the Titans," $5.5 million
8. "Pay It Forward," $3.1 million
9. "Billy Elliot," $2.8 million
10. "Bedazzled," $2.5 million

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